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Planets Form in Just a Few Hundred Thousand Years

Astronomers like to observe young planets forming in circumstellar debris disks, the rotating rings of material around young stars. But…

2 weeks ago

Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets?

Astronomers like observing distant young stars as they form. Stars are born out of a molecular cloud, and once enough…

4 months ago

Planets Started Out From Dust Clumping Together. Here’s How

A new study by a team of German physicists and an American biomedical engineer has solved a long-standing problem in…

7 months ago

We Know We’re Made of Stardust. But Did it Come From Red Giants?

We've all heard this one: when you drink a glass of water, that water has already been through a bunch…

7 months ago

There Could be Planets Orbiting Around Supermassive Black Holes

A team of scientists from Japan have theorized that planetary systems could form around Supermassive Black Holes.

8 months ago

Astronomers See Adorable Baby Planets Forming Around a Young Star

370 light years away from us, a solar system is making baby planets. The star at the center of it…

1 year ago

A Star’s Outburst is Releasing Organic Molecules Trapped in the ice Around it

A new study by an international team of astronomers has discovered the presence of organic molecules in the disk of…

1 year ago

Bad News. Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs Might not have the Raw Materials for Life

New research from the Hubble Space Telescope and the ESO's Very Large Telescope is dampening some of the enthusiasm in…

1 year ago

Finally, the Missing Link in Planetary Formation!

A new study by an international team of scientists may be the "missing link" in our understanding of how planets…

3 years ago

ALMA Captures Never-Before-Seen Details of Protoplanetary Disk

ALMA, a network of radio telescopes, creates the most detailed images ever of a solar system forming around a nearby…

4 years ago